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Press reviews for tiata fahodzi’s work

boi boi is dead by Zodwa Nyoni
tiata fahodzi, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Watford Palace Theatre
Spring 2015

‘Passions, hopes and maternal disappointments are stripped bare in Lucian Msamati’s powerfully acted production, underscored by Michael Henry's jazzy mood music.’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘Beautifully directed by Lucian Msamati’ ★★★★ The Public Reviews

‘Zodwa Nyoni's first full-length play is a triumph.’ ★★★★ Yorkshire Post

‘...gripping, humorous, poetic and finely acted’ ★★★★  The Observer

the epic adventure of nhamo the manyika warrior and his sexy wife chipo by Denton Chikura
tiata fahodzi and Watford Palace Theatre, North Wall Arts Centre, Birmingham Rep, Bussey Building Peckham, Tricycle Theatre 2013 - 2014.

‘It’s that kind of show: noisy, silly and undeniably great fun.’ London Evening Standard

‘Denton Chikura’s debut play leaves no cliché unstoned in his witty satire of African stereotypes from western film and theatre. A delight from start to finish.’ The Financial Times

Reviews for Belong by Bola Agbaje
tiata fahodzi , in association with the Royal Court and Theatre Local
April - May 2011

‘The theatre company Tiata Fahodzi exists to celebrate and question the experiences of Africans.  Here in this co-production with the Royal Court it showcases the work of Bola Agbaje, a former nominee for this paper’s most promising playwright award. … Agbaje’s writing is funny and pointed, asking questions about corruption and identity.’ Evening Standard

‘a funny, honest and bitingly dark play by Bola Agbaje. Her last one (Gone Too Far) transferred downstairs and sold out. So should this. Not a dull moment or an unintelligent line: and coming of a Nigerian family, Agbaje can drill into psychological, moral and political dilemmas which make many white ones seems positively bloodless, in every sense.’ The Times

Past reviews for Natalie Ibu’s work

Brightest and Best by Matthew Morrison
We Were Here in association with pilotLIGHT
The Half Moon, Herne Hill
February – March 2012

‘This production packs a punch. Directed with flamboyance and panache by Royal Court alumna Natalie Ibu, this is much more stylish and highly polished than your usual fringe production.’ A Younger Theatre

‘The three actors embody their young characters masterfully... executed with a bright, hard, irresistible truth that arrests the audience...’ A Younger Theatre

SOLD by Suzie Miller,  Theatre503, May 2011
‘… it’s persuasively acted in Natalie Ibu’s adroit production.’ The Times

‘Natalie Ibu [elicits] strong, defined character work from all…. Examines the tics and traumas of modern life with honesty and humour’  WhatsOnStage

‘incisive… satirical comedy… with moment of real human warmth and compassion’  Extra! Extra!

‘clear direction from accomplished director Natalie Ibu’ Fourthwall

Soup by Ella Hickson, Oran Mor / Traverse, March 2010

‘…in Natalie Ibu’s assured directorial hands, Ella Hickson’s flowing and pithy script gets a wonderfully naturalistic showing.’  Edinburgh Evening News